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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, and just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Winner of “Best in Show” for the 2013 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 13.9°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very good brown. Medium body, lots of malt / nut flavors, smooth -- not over carbonated. Strong recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6278) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
September 8, 2014 - on draught at Craft Clapham - * my voice memo says Saugatuck Campfire Brown but it’s more than possible I was already drunk. Deep deep ruby-brown, slightly hazy, with a huge creamy/fluffy lasting beige head. Aroma - nutty, roasty, only a hint of smoke/kerosene - nicely balanced, light on the alcohol too. Taste follows - lovely, just the right touch of sweet maltiness to go with chocolate and light herbal/smoke notes - a real easy drinker. Average to light body, a little astringent, airy without being all that carbonated, finishes quick and slick with a whisper of kerosene in the aftertaste. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
355ml brown bottle. Medium brown colour with some orange highlights. Thin tan head with a creamy bead. Aromas of chocolate and roasted matls, some quick fading smokiness too. Taste has roasted malts, sweeter chocolate notes, nuts. Aftertaste has dark chocolate and roast. A decent brown ale, would have liked that smoke to come out a bit more though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Classic brown ale that’s beautifully brown in color, rich in flavor with chocolate, toasted almonds/pecans, and just a hint of roasted malt; mildly sweet and very smooth on the palate. This is a very, very good brown ale and I’m really enjoying the 6-pack of it. Reminds me of quite a bit of Deschutes Black Butte Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7903) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2015
355 ml bottle. BBE 31.04.2015. [sic] (importer label)
Pours dark copper color with a large head. Smoky and nutty aroma, some toasted malts and sweet ripe fruity notes. Smooth creamy palate, caramel malts, toffee and nuts on the flavor, some chocolate, faint spice notes. Pleasant but maybe a bit too nutty though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
355ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light smoke with chocolate and nutty notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted and herbal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Overall, a well crafted brown ale, which is tasty, but body is a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3520) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12oz bottle from Pace High Carryout. Brown pour, amber tint. Aroma of roasted malt, sugary chocolate. Tastes are toasted malt, faint smoke, bitter - sweet, coco, caramel. Medium palate. Light, even, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at tasting, thanks for sharing all the beers! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, fruity, some herbs. TASTE: caramel, fruity, some herbs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (160) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Aroma of smokey chocolate. The appearance is dark brown color with quickly dissipating head to a little lacing. Taste is of smoke with chocolate on the tongue. Sits well on the palate with the smoke lingering. I feel like I’m at a bonfire. Very tasty beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Brown pour with no head. Aroma is nutty. Medium to light mouth. Slightly bitter. Taste is a little nutty. Not really that interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2076) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Roasted malt and nutts dominate the palette on this one. Pretty malty backbone. Pours almost back with a cream colored head. Had at home out of a bottle. Okay beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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